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Selena Gomez Split? Pot Smoking? Justin Bieber Ignores Haters, Announces New Album for Beliebers

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Justin Bieber is ignoring the haters, sticking by the Beliebers, preparing for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig on Feb. 9 and doing what he does best: making music.

The 18-year-old superstar—who's been at the center of much tabloid buzz as a result of his on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez and those infamous pot-smoking pics that hit the Web last weekend—is releasing a new acoustic album, appropriately titled Believe Acoustic, at the end of this month.

The Bieb's new album will feature acoustic versions of eight songs from Justin's hit Believe album, including the hit tunes "Boyfriend," "As Long as You Love Me," "Beauty and a Beat" and more.  

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In addition to the eight previously recorded hits, the album will include three new songs, titled "Yellow Raincoat," "I Would" and "Nothing Like Us."

All acoustic tracks were coproduced by Justin and his guitarist, Dan Kanter.

The upcoming album is undoubtedly exciting news for Beliebers who feel they've been "let down" by Justin's latest antics.

Justin Bieber has an ever-growing history of paparazzi run-ins

Last weekend, TMZ published pics of the pop star purportedly smoking a blunt at a party in Newport Beach, Calif. The singer seemingly responded to the story on Twitter in a series of cryptic tweets thanking fans for their support. 

Prior to the alleged pot-smoking pics, the singer was at the center of a shutterbug scandal after paparazzo Chris Guerra was killed trying to snap a pic of Justin's white Ferrari (Bieber was not present in the car at the time). 

Justin Bieber visits 7-year-old cancer patient in the wake of alleged pot-smoking scandal 

And if that's not enough of an untimely image-changer to kick off 2013, the Biebs' romance with his on-again-off-again gal is still under tabloid scrutiny as the pair continue to break up and then make up (what feels like) every day. 

Nothing like a few new tunes to remind us all of the real reason why Justin is famous. 

Believe Acoustic is now available for preorder on iTunes and will hit stores Jan. 29. 

Justin Bieber is all grown up!

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